It’s nice to have a day to celebrate Moms!
We invited Mom, Rita (a family friend) and Sophia, my sister, over for a Mother’s Day brunch. I made a fruit salad and whipped cream and Chuck went all out with bacon, eggs, and french toast. It was a wonderful excuse to have family over and to savor a scrumptious meal with some wonderful people!
Mother’s Day, along with a lot of other holidays, is characterized by being too commercialized. Often people feel the need to buy a card, buy flowers, and/or buy a gift. In fact, Anna Jarvis, who campaigned for the creation of Mother’s Day, became disillusioned with the holiday less than a decade after the first official celebration. “I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit,” Jarvis complained, dismissing greeting cards as “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.”
Today, we didn’t buy a card or a gift, and beyond the food we did not spend money at all. I think I can say with confidence that my Mom, Rita, and Sophia saw how much they were loved and appreciated!